14 days in France Itinerary

14 days in France Itinerary

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14 days in France Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Aix-en-Provence
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bayeux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rouen
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Nice

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Le Nomade (in Antibes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nice trip maker app .

New York City, USA to Nice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nice is 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Le Nomade, Massif de l'Esterel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

2
nights
Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then get outside with Route des Cretes, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, have some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, then examine the collection at Musee Granet, and finally take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Nice to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Laser game Evolution
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Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then make a trip to Tour du Nord, then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mont Saint-Michel.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Aix-en-Provence to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in September, things will get little chillier in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bayeux travel route planner .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cimetières Militaires, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy American Cemetery, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Rouen

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Veloroute du Lin and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin des Sculptures Chateau de Bois Guillbert.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rouen trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Le Jardin des Sculptures Chateau de Bois Guillbert, Veloroute du Lin, Fondation Claude Monet
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris tour site .

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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